On this episode of The Chris LoCurto Show, we’re answering questions after we asked you guys to comment about your greatest challenges when it comes to communicating and understanding personality styles. We dive into personality types, winning at communication, and why you might be misunderstood.
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On this episode, we dive further into these questions:
- “When you’re a business of one, how do you create balance for yourself? … I’m currently looking for an accountability partner for myself, my business, to help keep me more goal-driven.”
- “I’d love to hear your thoughts about individuals dealing with opposite or challenging personality style conflicts that are difficult to change. How this might look with the DISC profile: the high C employee who has a high I boss, or the S spouse with the D spouse. In both cases, the C or the S have to navigate an uphill situation.”
- “I have a challenge with trying to understand the personality style of a colleague who acts one way with everyone –upbeat and nice, and another way with me–dismissive. It’s been this way since I’ve started, and I just don’t know how to breakthrough. I’ve had a conversation with him to ask what I’ve done to make him act that way, but the answer back is ‘Everything’s fine.’ He talks negatively about me to my colleagues. It’s very much like high school, and I’m at a complete loss. I’ve never had to deal with this to this degree before. I wish I could ignore it, but I have to work with him on projects I have.”
- “I teach on the subject myself, and if I’m around a person long enough, I can pick up on which of the four [types] is their primary and secondary personality style. The only challenge that drives me crazy is those high S and C types. I’m a high I and D, and those analytical over-thinkers are the type I need to learn to be patient with as far as helping them along in life. … How do you deal with that? My wife and I have no choice, but with others, that’s where the issue comes up.”
- “As a leader in a collaborative environment, what are some ways to identify personality types of the team members? How do you create an environment where those personality preferences that comprise your team collaborate well?”
- “I understand the dominant styles, and have been successful in communicating better with people around me since I learned about DISC. However I find the immature versions of the styles very hard to deal with. Specifically, the high C. What do you recommend to better relate with this person in a business setting?”
- “What types of things can a leader do about people who discover their personality type, and then begin to use it as a crutch, or an excuse for inappropriate behaviors?”
- “Can a personality style change, or is someone always stuck with it?”
- “What is your recommendation on how to factor personality style profiles into our hiring process? None of us have taken one. Do you have a service—paid or free—that you recommend using to have our current team take before we look to add team members?”
Thank you for bringing it!
Folks, you brought it with these phenomenal questions! Be sure to listen to the podcast for my answers.